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After more than a month without any deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, on Sunday the Mozambican Ministry of Health reported two deaths, bringing the total Covid-19 death toll in Mozambique to 2,203.
According to a Sunday press release from the Ministry, the victims were both women, aged 12 and 47. One died in Gaza province on Friday and the other in Maputo city on Saturday. The last time any death from Covid-19 had been reported was on 18 April.
The Ministry release also reported 14 new cases of Covid-19 (eight in Maputo city, four in Cabo Delgado and one each in Maputo province and Gaza).
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,323,179 people have been tested in Mozambique for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, 258 of them in the previous 24 hours.
244 of these tests yielded negative results, while the 14 positive cases brought the total number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Mozambique to 225,577.
The positivity rate (the percentage of people tested found to be infected with the coronavirus) rose from 1.1 per cent on Saturday to 5.43 per cent on Sunday.
No Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital on Sunday, but two new cases were admitted. Four patients were under medical care in the Covid-19 wards, two in Maputo and two in Matola. Two of these patients are in intensive care, receiving supplementary oxygen.
The Ministry reported no recoveries from Covid-19 on Sunday. The total number of recoveries thus remains 223,279, which is 98.98 per cent of all cases of Covid-19 ever diagnosed in Mozambique.
The number of active cases of Covid-19 rose from 79 on Saturday to 91 on Sunday. The geographical distribution of the active cases was as follows: Maputo city, 34; Maputo province, 32; Cabo Delgado, 10; Inhambane, four; Sofala, three; Gaza, three; Niassa, two; Nampula, Tete and Manica, one each. Zambezia remained the only province with no active cases.
The Ministry release also reported that in the previous 24 hours, just 136 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 (110 in Zambezia, and 25 in Gaza). The number of people fully vaccinated against the disease now stands at 14,130,379 – which is 92.9 per cent of all citizens aged 18 and above.